Harold Lloyd

Birth Name: Harold Clayton Lloyd

Date of Birth: April 20, 1893

Place of Birth: Burchard, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Death: March 8, 1971

Place of Death: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Welsh, Scottish

Harold Lloyd was an American actor, comedian, and stunt performer. He was a legendary star of silent movies. His films include the silents Safety Last!, The Old Monk’s Tale, From Hand to Mouth, Captain Kidd’s Kids, Grandma’s Boy, Why Worry?, Girl Shy, The Freshman, The Kid Brother, Speedy, and then, making the transition to talkies, Welcome Danger, Feet First, Movie Crazy, The Cat’s-Paw, The Milky Way, Professor Beware, and The Sin of Harold Diddlebock.

Harold was the son of Sarah Elisabeth/Elizabeth (Fraser) and James Darsie Lloyd. He was raised partly in San Diego, California. He was married to actress Mildred Davis, until her death, with whom he had three children, including actor and singer Harold Lloyd, Jr. Mildred appeared in many of his films.

Harold’s paternal grandfather was named Stephen Lloyd (the son of Stephen Lloyd and Catherine). Harold’s grandfather Stephen was born in Pennsylvania, to a Welsh-born father.

Harold’s paternal grandmother was Phoebe Jane Lloyd (the daughter of John Lloyd and Jane Vaughn). Phoebe was born in Pennsylvania, to Welsh parents.

Harold’s maternal grandfather was named James Fraser (the son of Mary Ann).

Harold’s maternal grandmother was named Sarah Elizabeth Smith. Sarah was born in Ohio.

Sources: Genealogies of Harold Lloyd – https://www.geni.com

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